We at Adams | Nye | Becht | LLP are very experienced at helping employees to win cases against a wide range of violations of employee rights. You may be able to be compensated if you have been a victim of situations such as wrongful termination, discrimination, or harassment.
Violations of the law in workplace situations can take many forms:
Click to learn more details about each of these types of situations.
- Wrongful Termination
- Workplace Discrimination
ExamplesDisability DiscriminationThe Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act require employers to provide reasonable accommodations for employees and job applicants with physical and mental disabilities. California laws even protect perceived disabilities as well as rights that arise from taking protected medical leaves.Racial DiscriminationBoth federal and California laws like Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) prohibit employers from treating employees differently due to their color, race, ethnicity, nationality or other protected class membership.Gender DiscriminationOur firm strives to obtain justice and peace of mind for employees who have been subjected to gender discrimination at work. We are experienced in handling all types of cases involving gender bias or discrimination.Pregnancy DiscriminationState and federal laws protect pregnant women from being discriminated against on the basis of their pregnancy and related conditions. This not only involves protections while being pregnant but also extends to protections during maternity leave and after returning to work.Age DiscriminationIn many cases, it is illegal for an employer to discriminate based on age if you are over 40 years. In many cases, a company can’t treat you differently from other employees based on your age even in the case of layoffs.Sexual Orientation DiscriminationDiscriminatory conduct on the basis of sexual preference is not only unfair, it is illegal in California. If you were fired, demoted or endured other discriminatory conduct whether based on your sexual preference or transgender status, you may have a claim against your employer.Religious DiscriminationIf you have been treated unfavorably as an employee or job applicant based upon your religious beliefs or practices, you may have an employment discrimination claim. Religious discrimination may also mean not reasonably accommodating your religious practices or beliefs.
- Workplace Harassment (aka Hostile Work Environment)
ExamplesReligious HarassmentReligious harassment in the workplace typically involves behavior by supervisors or coworkers who create a hostile work environment for the employee due to the employee’s religious beliefs and/or practices. Religious harassment may have aspects of national origin, ethnic or racial harassment aspectsSexual HarassmentIf you have experienced unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or other sexual harassment at work, we are equipped to represent your interests in a sexual harassment claim against your employer. If you have witnessed others who have been a victim of sexual harassment and felt offended, you might have a case as well.Sexual Orientation HarassmentHarassment endured by gay men or women or other LGBT individuals may rise to the point that the employee may also have a valid claim for sexual harassment and gender discrimination.Racial HarassmentWe help clients pursue relief from harassment and hostility in the workplace based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity and other factors.
- Whistleblower Cases
Please call us at 415-982-8955 so we can learn the details of your case. There is no charge to talk with us. In fact, we are only paid when you prevail, so don’t delay and call to talk with one of our experienced attorneys today.